Learn how to easily remove the cooking grease out of your microwave stove top oven range filter. This tip will allow you to reuse the filter! Video: .
Clean Cooking Stove
It's nearly impossible to keep a stovetop clean when cooking, at least, in my experience. No matter what I do, liquid and solid food bits fall to the surface and around the burners every single time, creating a hard-to-clean mess. Scrubbing away the stains and crusty charred ...more
Tired of cleaning the stove and oven every time you cook? (It always gets so messy, doesn't it?) Well, there's one solution to keep the cleanup to a minimum, albeit a little unconventional, and that is to use your dishwasher! Really, what could be better? This everyday househ ...more
This sounds a little crazy, and it is—in a good way. Cooking food in the dishwasher while it cleans your dishes multitasks your appliance and saves time and energy. And who doesn't want to spend less time over a hot stove? How Dishwasher Cooking Works Most dishwashers wash on ...more
Learn how to make this very small alcohol burning stove with cheap and easy to find items.
this how to video demonstrates an easy way to clean a really dirty kitchen stove, using only common and safe household items. For cleaning the top of your range you will need salt, vinegar and baking soda.
How to clean your pellet stove and glass using a shop vacuum with a special filter. Video: .
This video demonstrates how to clean a wood burning stove. Cleaning the wood burning stove is a rather uneasy and untidy task. But this video has good advice and simple to follow steps to simplify the task, in a clean way. Following are a couple of interesting pieces of advice ...more
Learn how to clean the dirty electric coils on your kitchen stove with aluminum foil. Video: .
Though you may scrub every inch of your kitchen, there are plenty of trouble areas that are nearly impossible to get clean: gunked-up tile grout, rust in the sink, and caked-on burners and grates on the stove. As far as burners and grates go, you're in luck, because there's a ...more
How to save money by cooking your popcorn on the stove Start by taking a large pot and put it on the stove to begin heating. Put oil in the pan. You will put in 1/3 as much oil as you put in popcorn. So if you put in one cup of popcorn you will put in 1/3 of a cup of oil. The ...more
In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to clean and cut a leek for cooking. This is really very easy and simple to do and takes very little time. A leek has a green part at one end, then the white part and the roots at the other end. Never cut the root otherwise, you w ...more
Many cooks refer to well-seasoned cast iron skillets as the original non-stick pan. A cast iron skillet is a versatile piece of cookware, going from the top of the stove to the oven with ease, provided the handle is also cast iron. The secret to a non-stick skillet is in the s ...more
I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more
Ironing is a serious chore: hot, unpleasant, and frustrating all in one, but necessary if you don't want to look like you crawled out of bed just before work. While you might only turn to your flatiron when faced with wrinkled clothing, this little appliance packs the power to ...more
Smelly foods are what make my culinary world "go 'round," so to speak. I grew up with fish sauce, learned to cook with and love fermented beans and veggies, and am one of the biggest garlic advocates I know... other than my husband, who thankfully shares the same smelly food s ...more
So many cooking shows focus on how to perfect food - preparation, cooking, and presentation. But often, so much attention and focus goes into the food itself that the utensils which produce the food, like pans, spatulas, and thermometors, get almost no attention at all. This ...more
Cleanliness is next to godliness. My interpretation of that age-old adage means that keeping your house clean is just as un-fun and boring as being a goody two shoes. That's why they call things like laundry and doing dishes "chores," I assume. Yuck. Lucky for you, though, we ...more
This tutorial shows you how to clean your cast iron an. First, pour salt into your pot. Then you will need to scrub it. You may add water. NO SOAP! Put it back on the stove on medium heat. Pour any type of cooking oil in it. Wipe it down. Your cast iron pot is now clean!
This video about how to clean rusty cast iron. Just follow these steps: 1. To get the rust off, clean it with a Brillo pad or sandpaper. Use water and something to lubricate it while washing it. 2. Put it on the stove at medium heat to evaporate all the water. 3. Wipe it with ...more
There was once a time when everyone scoffed at the turmeric tonic tea sold at the coffee shop I work at. Funny, because as of recently, we seem to be selling out. How can this be explained? Beyoncé must have been spotted buying turmeric beverages on the cover of some celebrity ...more
Chances are you've got a bunch of wooden takeout chopsticks doing nothing but cluttering up your utensils drawer. That's a darned shame, considering that chopsticks aren't just for shoveling food into your mouth—they're actually the best cooking tools a cook can have (plus the ...more
Food can smell great before, during, and after cooking. A pot of stew simmering away on the stove will tantalize you all afternoon, and there's nothing better than the smell of fresh-baked cookies lingering in the house for hours. One place you don't want to smell food? On yo ...more
Spills happen in the kitchen, and while every good cook knows to clean as you go, not every cook has an endless supply of cleaning materials. Besides, one spill can exhaust your entire stockpile of sponges, paper towels, and rags in a matter of minutes. Particularly egregious ...more
Recipe 1 lb green asparagus, trimmed and cut into slices on the diagonal 3 tbsp olive oil, divided 1 lb colossal sea scallops 1/2 tsp black pepper 3/4 tsp salt, divided 1 Clove garlic, minced fine 1/3 cup Nobilo® Sauvignon Blanc 2 tbsp Plugra® butter 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese 1 ...more
Things You'll Need 5-20 lbs. grapes A large pot A strainer to rinse the grapes Something to mash the grapes with Jars and canning supplies A stove A cloth bag for straining the juice A few thirsty people to enjoy the juice with :) Collect Grapes 5-20 lbs of grapes is a good ...more
Simply Made demonstrates how to make a toffee crunch crepe cake. First, assemble the ingredients for the crepes including 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1/4 of a cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt, one can of evaporated milk, 1/2 cup of water, four eggs, 1/4 cup of melte ...more
It's summer and you know what that means: it's time to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you're a barbecuing badass. #1. Make Sure ...more
You're in the middle of cooking and a car alarm, cute kitten, or neighborhood brawl made you step away from the stove for a few minutes longer that you should have. It happens to almost every home cook. Most of the time, nothing dramatic happens, but every now and then, you en ...more
I became a big fan of polenta while studying Italian cooking. Previously, it never occurred to me that ground corn could create a dish that could rival the best pastas or potatoes. Those rich, golden bowls of cornmeal, cooked until tender and flavored with good olive oil, butt ...more
As you get barbecuing this summer, you're likely to encounter a few grills that aren't exactly the cleanest. At parks or campgrounds and even on your friends' grills (or, um, your own), no one wants to place food on gunked-up grill grates. The leftover mess from previous barb ...more
Barbecue season: it's the perfect time to play with fire, produce your best burger ever (until next year, that is), and find even more ways to make beer a part of your daily life. However, even a grilling badass occasionally gets stumped by minor BBQ problems. No worries: We'v ...more
Dinner is meant to be enjoyed after a long day away from home—it shouldn't cause stress or fuss. But for many, that's exactly what a home-cooked meal represents, especially on a work night. The prep work, the steps involved in following the recipe, the numerous amount of bowls ...more
I fry foods a lot. A LOT. We're talking wings by the dozen here. As a result, I go through a ton of frying oil. Now, frying oil isn't the most expensive ingredient out there, but it adds up when you fry regularly. Of course, I always reuse my oil, but straining it can be a hug ...more
In 2009, nearly 2.5 million citizens in the United States were incarcerated in federal and state jails and prisons. And in most of those correctional palaces, everyday things that were taken for granted on the outside are banned, from lighters to cooking grills. But that doesn ...more
Wait, don't dump that milk! It may have a slightly sour smell and be expiring tomorrow, but you can still put it to good use by making sour milk jam. Sour milk jam is made by cooking down the expiring milk with sugar and then adding crème fraîche. The pleasantly sour flavor o ...more
When it comes to barbecues, vegetarians get the short end of the stick. While you're brushing fire-roasted ribs with your favorite mouthwatering barbecue sauce, we're crossing our fingers that there's some meat-free side dishes hiding away somewhere. Don't get me wrong, we ar ...more
My husband's and my daily schedules are constantly changing. Frankly, it's complete chaos sometimes, so I can't plan to have elaborate dinners on the table at six o'clock every day. And by the time we actually get to eating in the evening, we've become so hungry that our moods ...more
Vavrek shows how to build a twig-powered cooking stove from scratch.This demonstrates a basic portable solar cooker.
It's every home cook's nightmare...burnt on the bottom, mushy on the top! RICE, the simplest of foods, but not so simple to cook...or is it? I'm from South Louisiana (think New Orleans then go further south) where rice is served with everything and cooking it is second nature. ...more
Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more
As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more
This is an Instructable by canida on how to harvest squid ink. Clean your own squid, and collect ink for printing or cooking! Video: . To see the full guide, check out Instructables.
Do you hate to cook because you hate to clean the mess? Then perhaps you should try cooking in pouches! Dani shows us how to make Mediterranean cod pouches. The pouches keep the fish moist and your kitchen clean.
Thoreau said, “Water is the only drink for a wise man.” Here’s how to purify yours when you’re out in the wild. To purify water, you will need a camp stove or campfire, water purifier, water purification tablets, and a container to collect the clean water. Learn how to make sa ...more
Watching this video will show you how to prepare a quick and delicious Thai basil chicken. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare this dish. Ingredients you will need are: 1/2C basil 2 garlic cloves fresh chili peppers 1/2 onion 2 tbs. vegetable oil 1/3C water 1 chicken breast wh ...more
A rocket stove is a "rocket" combustion approach to preparing meals, which provides high combustion efficiency and efficient heat transfer to the cooking pot. Research suggests (through practical experience) that by using a rocket stove, you could save at least 50% of fuelwood ...more
Great recipe - it really works. From Yakitate Japan, a really good anime series. Baking bread usually means turning on the oven, heating up the kitchen and making a minor mess. Bake bread on the counter or stove, by baking it in a rice cooker. It's clean & easy to clean up. No ...more
In this video, Alton Brown demonstrates how to make a delicious caramel sauce. First heat up sugar, light corn syrup, cream of tartar, and water in a large cooking pan. Then turn the stove on to high heat and be sure to use a silicon spoon. Check the heat of the mixture to ens ...more
Before we start cooking, remember WASH: Wash your handsAsk permission from an adultStraighten and Clean upHave fun! The first thing to do is preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pour 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp sesame seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon paprika, plus a pinch of sal ...more
Did you know that any time you trot home with a new wok you must season it? While you might think, um, but why would you season a wok? Don't you usually season the food instead? Well, seasoning a wok is not what you think it is (and doesn't involve salt and pepper at all). Wh ...more
No Southern Thanksgiving is complete without cornbread dressing! In this tutorial, Betty shows us the famous Southern cornbread-sage dressing that has turned her into her family's designated 'dressing-maker' every year! This delicious gravy can be spread over turkey, veggies, ...more
Ming Tsai with Simply Ming explains some shrimp basics. When you prep shrimp, you have to de-vein it, and you have to take the shell off. First cut off the head. Take a knife and slice sideways through the shell. Take out the vein, then get 3 bowls of water and add salt to 2 o ...more
Cooking perfect pasta isn't hard. Then again, cooking mushy or crunchy noodles is dangerously easy. Watch this how to video to learn how to cook pasta al dente. You will need: a stove a large pot fresh cold water pasta of your choice a large colander salt
Are you a foodie? Then chances are that you wear out butcher boards faster than Paris Hilton goes through men. Perfecting your cooking skills is a great thing, but you can definitely preserve your butcher block for longer than you think. Take a look at this video to learn how ...more
Making a pulled pork sandwich requires great skill, and the best kind of pulled pork sandwich comes from the smoker (if you're lucky enough to own one). A smoker is the absolute best way to cook pork!Mark Patuto mixes a sweet dry rub to get things started and a citrus, brown s ...more
This pan-fried recipe cuts calories in half and reduced saturated fat by a whopping 92 percent. Trust us?you won't miss any of it. The key to success with this recipe is even heat. If the oil gets too hot, the chicken may brown too quickly before fully cooking. You can lower ...more
There are always those days when bread-lovers want a hearty savory bread to eat, but there isn't quite enough time to make a yeast bread. After all, yeast breads take anywhere from an hour to a full day for the first rise. Well, that's where this whole-wheat beer bread comes i ...more
All hail "The William". Still just a concept, this touch screen stove-top would allow you to customize your cooking surface. See it demonstrated below. (Send this to production immediately, please!)
Fish always taste better when its is fresh. One important part of being a great cook is knowing how to clean, fillet, and cook fresh fish. This cooking how-to video shows you how to catch, fillet and cook snappers. Cook up great snapper recipes.